Fire In The Sky is a new book which might interest fans of Deep Purple. It covers the story of the making of Deep Purple's classic album Machine Head and the worldwide rock anthem "Smoke On The Water". This forthcoming title is due in the Spring 2017 on Easy On The Eye. The author Simon Robinson has been closely involved in the ongoing archive programme overseeing many of the reissues of the group's classic back-catalogue and live recordings. He has written extensively on the group's history for magazines around the world as well as CD booklets. Stephen Clare worked on the previous book and has been heavily involved in research and tracking down people close to the actual events.
British hard rockers Deep Purple have canceled the two shows they were scheduled to play in Sweden this week (Tuesday, June 14th at Gröna Lund in Stockholm and Wednesday, June 15th at Liseberg in Gothenburg) after one of the band members became ill. No further details have yet been made available by the group neither did they release any statement about it so far.
The follow-up to Deep Purple's NOW What?! latest album is being forged as we speak. Recently, the legendary band has updated fans from the studio about the recording process. According to them, they have thirteen new songs recorded so far, except for the vocals, to be recorded in April.
According to Music Business Worldwide, the two companies set up to manage copyrights for Deep Purple and other associated acts have fallen into administration — a process designed so that it protects companies from their creditors while a restructuring plan is completed.
Deep Purple are finally being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame! The ceremony will take place on April 8th, 2016 at Brooklyn, New York's Barclays Center and this year these bands will be inducted: Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Chicago and Steve Miller. Also this year we will see the induction of hip-hop band N.W.A.
Deep Purple have announced that they'll be entering the studio in early 2016 to begin recording their 20th studio album! During a new interview, guitarist Steve Morse revealed the sessions will begin in the middle of January and that the group has been working on new material. Their previous album NOW What?! was released in 2013, so fans won't have to wait that long this time.
Deep Purple will soon release two separate live albums. From The Setting Sun... (In Wacken) and ...To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo) will drop on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) and 3LP gatefold on August 28th via earMUSIC. Now you can watch Deep Purple performing the classic "Perfect Strangers" live in Tokyo.
The Daily Mail is reporting that former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has sued two management companies, HEC Enterprises and Deep Purple (Overseas), claiming that he got underpaid in recent years for co-writing such songs as "Smoke On The Water", "Black Night" and "Highway Star" and that he is owed £750,000.
Deep Purple will soon release not one but two separate live albums. From The Setting Sun... (In Wacken) and ...To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo) on 2CD+DVD, DVD, Blu-ray (Tokyo performance), Blu-ray 3D (Wacken performance) and 3LP gatefold on August 28th via earMUSIC. From The Setting Sun... (In Wacken) has been filmed by nine HD cameras at Wacken Open Air festival 2013. For the first time in Deep Purple's history, the band will release a 3D version of their performance on Blu-ray, filmed at Wacken. ...To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo) has been filmed by twelve HD cameras at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo in April 2014.
On April 3rd, 1975 the Mk III line-up of Deep Purple — guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, frontman David Coverdale, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboard player Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice — performed at the Liebenauer ice rink, located on the outskirts of mountain-cradled Graz, Austria's second largest city after Vienna. Previously unreleased in its entirety, Graz 1975 will now be released in North America on September 23rd on earMUSIC. A trailer for Graz 1975 can be seen below.
Eagle Rock Entertainment has set an October 20th release date for Deep Purple's Live In Verona forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray. Filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheater originally built in 30 AD, this concert from the summer of 2011 sees Deep Purple joined on stage by the German Neue Philarmonic Orchestra for performances of all the band's classic tracks. Check out a performance clip of the song "Space Truckin'" from Live In Verona below to see what you can expect.
The forthcoming Perfect Strangers Live DVD features a show that was filmed in Melbourne, Australia in 1984 and the only full length concert film of Deep Purple - Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, at this time. Eagle Rock has now released a clip of the band performing "Black Night" taken from the imminent DVD set for release tomorrow. You can watch it here.
On October 14th, Eagle Rock will release Perfect Strangers Live which features a show that was filmed in Melbourne, Australia in 1984 and the only full length concert film of Deep Purple - Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, at this time. The label has now released a clip of the band performing "Perfect Strangers" taken from the forthcoming DVD. You can watch it below.
1984 saw the long-awaited reunion of the classic Deep Purple Mark II line-up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. It was the first time they had worked together since 1973. They recorded a brand new studio album, Perfect Strangers and headed out on tour. This show was filmed in Melbourne, Australia and is the only full length concert film of the band at this time. The Perfect Strangers Live DVD is due out on October 14th via Eagle Rock.
Deep Purple's new video for the song ''Vincent Price'', their first video clip in over 20 years, shows their humorous side with a black-and-white horror film homage and has just premiered online. You can view it below. ''Vincent Price'' is taken from the group's latest album NOW What?! which came out in April.